Archive for September, 2011

The Walker Brothers Pay Tribute to Their Racer Dad

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Pro Mods are the modern day bad boys of drag racing, wildly erratic in their behavior.  Randy Walker’s radically modified ’74 El Camino is one of the baddest of the bunch.

Forty years ago, the Walker’s dad Robert piloted one of the original bad boys, a nitro-burning, stubby wheelbase, evil-handling Fuel Altered. His was cloaked in the body of a Fiat Topolino, carrying the moniker Super Rat.  Robert defiantly refused to relinquish his big-block Chevy rat motor in the face of the overwhelming Chrysler Hemi opposition. He and his rat remained competitive throughout the Southern California drag strips until its retirement in 1969. (more…)

Collectible Keepers

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

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The Airport Drags are a $10 Time Machine

Friday, September 2nd, 2011

When other sports are said to reinvent themselves, the changes are typically minor and gimmicky, artificially engineered to fatten the wallet of whomever’s in charge.  Drag racing might be unique in its ability to continue evolving the original concept while spinning off additional, specialized subspecies for vehicles being overlooked or left behind by technology or politics or the changing tastes of fans. (more…)